The first ever supercar was the Ensign 6 in 1920, and since it was dubbed as such automobile manufacturers have been chasing that gold standard. Today, we’re looking at some of the world’s best vehicles to see which one is worthy of the title supercar.
The World’s Best Supercar
The muscular, rounded and mean-looking body of the Chiron just scream “power.” While other high-end luxury cars have a design reminiscent of a samurai sword, the Chiron harkens back to American muscle cars of the 1960’s. It’s also got an engine that would make the gnarliest of muscle cars blush. Sixteen cylinders make this eight-liter engine run like it’s feet are on fire.
1500 horsepower is no joke, but running this engine flat-out can suck all the fuel out of the engine in 7 minutes. Additionally, the Chiron is outfitted with some unique, top-of-the-line tires that allow it to maneuver even at super-high speeds. Speaking of high speeds, the body of the vehicle is made from high-end aluminum that is designed to stand up well during high-speed crashes.
Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe
The Aventador is the latest in a storied line of Lamborghini supercars. If you’ve kept up with Lamborghini at all, you know that they’ve been making supercars almost as long as the class has existed. The Aventador is a beast, coming in with a V12 multipoint injection engine that almost defies physics.
Notable additions this year include a redesigned nose that helps keep the car aerodynamic and a magnetically-tuned suspension. Additionally, the car has been designed with crumple-zones that help protect the driver in the event of a crash. That’s a good thing, too, because the engine can put out 400 cubic inches of force per stroke! This bad boy can move!
Gumpert Apollo IE
The mythological Apollo drove a chariot across the sky, carrying the sun behind it. The Gumpert Apollo is almost as fast as the mythological one, thanks to their expert engineering. The vehicle looks like a Formula 1 stock car fused with a ton of knives to make a Transformer. And it’s got performance to match its appearance!
The V12 engine puts out 780 horsepower and revs to 9,000 RPM. Its max safe speed is an eye-watering 210 miles per hour, and it’s fantastically rare. In fact, only ten models were stated to have been created for the 2018 model year. Talk about exclusive!